Summits

program

Human Rights

Opening Speech with Hillel Neuer

International lawyer, diplomat and Executive Director of UN Watch, Hillel Neuer delivers opening remarks at the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks

Sudan

After the Referendum: The Human Rights Situation in Sudan with Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga, Bernard Schalscha, Juan Branco, John Dau

A panel including French lawyer and former President of ‘Jeune République,’ Juan Branco; Sudanese activist and one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” John Dau; senior UN correspondent at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Catherine Fiankan-Bokonga; journalist and activist who served as General Secretary of ‘Collectif Urgence Darfour,’ Bernard

Sudan

The Human Rights Situation in Sudan with John Dau

John Dau, Sudanese activist and one of the “Lost Boys of Sudan,” addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

Venezuela

Protecting Press Freedom and Internet Freedom with Ilana Soskin, Miguel Angel Rodriguez

A discussion with prominent Venezuelan journalist and political activist, Miguel Angel Rodriguez, and international lawyer and associate counsel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ilana Soskin, at the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

Vietnam

Protecting Press Freedom and Internet Freedom with Nguyen Thanh Van

Nguyen Thanh Van, a French-Vietnamese exile journalist who was imprisoned by her government for association with the pro-democracy Viet Tan party, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks   Moderator: Thank you, Grace, for your comments. What’s incredible

Protecting Press Freedom and Internet Freedom with Nguyen Thanh Van, Grace Kwinjeh, Ilana Soskin, Miguel Angel Rodriguez

A panel including international lawyer and associate counsel at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Ilana Soskin; a Zimbabwean journalist, human rights advocate, and key opponent of the Mugabe regime, Grace Kwinjeh; prominent Venezuelan journalist and political activist, Miguel Angel Rodriguez; and French-Vietnamese exile journalist who was imprisoned by her government for association

Uganda

Africa and LGBT Rights with Kasha Jacqueline

Jacqueline Kasha, a Ugandan activist and founder of ‘Freedom and Roam Uganda’ (FARUG), a lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and intersexual rights organization in a country where homosexuality is criminalized, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

Human Rights

Revolution in the Middle East with Mahmoud Salem, Lina Ben Mhenni, Charles Super, Dalia Ziada, Mohammed Eljahmi

A panel including Tunisian blogger and activist, Lina Ben Mhenni; award-winning Egyptian blogger, activist, and writer, Mahmoud Salem; journalist and international affairs commentator specializing in Middle Eastern history and politics, Charles Super; and one of Egypt’s leading human rights activists, Executive Director of the Center for Middle East and East

Cuba

The Right Against Arbitrary Arrest with Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia

Luis Enrique Ferrer Garcia, a Cuban dissident who received a 28-year prison sentence in the Black Spring crackdown of 2003 and was later exiled along with his family, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

Turkmenistan

The Right against Arbitrary Arrest with Farid Tuhbatullin

Farid Tuhbatullin, Chair of ‘Turkmen Initiative for Human Rights’ (TIHR), an activist group that gathers independent information on the state of human rights in Turkmenistan, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks  

North Korea

The Right against Arbitrary Arrest with Gwang-il Yung

Gwang-il Yung, a North Korean defector, survivor of a labor camp, an currently working for ‘Free the North Korean Gulag,’ addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

China

The Situation of Human Rights in China with Yang Jianli

Yang Jianli, leading Chinese dissident and pro-democracy activist, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

China

The Situation of Human Rights in China with Dechen Pemba

Dechen Pemba, a Tibetan dissident and founder of ‘High Peaks Pure Earth,’ a website that publishes English translations of Tibetan poems, songs, and other writings by Tibetans inside Tibet, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

China

The Situation of Human Rights in China with Bahtiyar Omer

Bahtiyar Omer, a Uyghur rights activist and Chairman of the ‘Norway Uyghur Committee,’ addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks    

China

The Situation of Human Rights in China with Ti-Ana Wang

Ti-Anna Wang, a Chinese-Canadian dissident whose father, Wang Bingzhang, is a prisoner of conscience in China, addresses the 3rd Annual Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy – see below for full prepared remarks.   Full remarks

China

After Liu Xianobo’s Nobel Prize: The Situation of Human Rights in China with Yang Jianli, Paulina Neuding, Bahtiyar Omer, Ti-Ana Wang, Dechen Pemba

A panel including Chinese-Canadian dissident whose father, Wang Bingzhang, is a prisoner of conscience in China, Ti-Anna Wang; leading Chinese dissident and pro-democracy activist, Yang Jianli; Uyghur rights activist and Chairman of the ‘Norway Uyghur Committee,’ Bahtiyar Omer; Tibetan dissident and founder of ‘High Peaks Pure Earth,’ a website that

Speakers

John Dau

One of the ‘Lost Boys of Sudan’ who survived years of civil war in the country

Yang Jianli

Chinese dissident, former political prisoner, Tiananmen Square massacre survivor and President of Initiatives for China

Dechen Pemba

Tibetan dissident and founder of website ‘High Peaks Pure Earth’

Charles Super

Journalist and international affairs commentator, specializing in the Middle East

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